This video has been blowing up on Tumblr this week — a YouTuber named Rubocubo pulled off an amazing trick of solving three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them, completing the task in about 15 seconds. Pretty unbelievable, right?
Well, sure enough, the video was faked — but the way Rubocubo faked it is so impressive, it’s almost cooler than if he’d actually performed the trick in real life. This follow up video explains how the creators used a complex combination of video editing, digital modeling and special effects to make the video look real. If you look closely, the three Rubik’s Cubes actually were solved step-by-step — just virtually, using computer software.